Julia Close, MD

Julia L Close, MD - Background

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Biography

Dr. Close is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.  Her primary appointment is as the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the University of Florida College of Medicine. She was previously the Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.  She is a clinician educator, with research interest in curriculum related to general oncology and interactions with patients at the end of life. She is actively nationally in education, serving on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)'s Professional Development Committee and the In-Training Exam Writing Committees for both Internal Medicine and Oncology.  She was previously Section Chief of Oncology at the Gainesville VAMC, and was the Assistant Chief of the Medical Service from 2015-2018. She previously chaired the VHA Oncology Field Advisory (FAC) Committee, a national committee providing guidance for national VA policy. She is interested in performance improvement in oncology, and has a national role in this through the VA FAC and through her membership on ASCO's Workforce Advisory Group Committee.

Education

Fellowship - Hematology and Oncology
University of Florida
2005-2008

Chief Medical Resident
University of Florida
2004-2005

Department of Medicine
University of Florida
2001-2004

College of Medicine
University of Florida
1997-2001

Board Certification

  • Medical Oncology - American
  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

AAMC LEAD Certificate Program
American Association of Medical Colleges
2019

Exemplary Teacher Award
UF College of Medicine
2018

Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Florida
2017

UF College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee
UF College of Medicine
2017

Exemplary Teacher Award
UF College of Medicine
2011-2016

Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Florida
2011

Customer Service Key Award
UF Health
2011

Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Florida
2010